May Peace Prevail
by Ruth Shapin

We had a vision in the ’60s,
A world of love and peace,
Young men burned their draft cards
And thousands marched in the streets.

When the Vietnam War ended,
We thought we had reached our goal,
But one war followed another,
Taking their deadly toll.

As the years went by,
The war machine rolled on,
Gobbling up the young,
Seemed the dream was dead and gone.

Our dream is still with us,
Our mission must not fail.
If we all work together,
Peace will prevail.

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Ruth Shapin is a retired Social Security attorney and long time peace activist. She is the coordinator of the Orange County Cousins Club which includes Jews, Palestinians and others working for peace in the Middle East. In 2015 she published a poetry book entitled “One Human Family.” The book is available on Amazon.

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